Marker Techniques

The Marker Techniques workbooks created by Lee Woolery and released in the late 80’s, still contain essential information on this resurgent art form. I present here my progress through each lesson in the series, with the goal of producing my own creative renders, while translating these skills to a digital environment. Enjoy, SF d-)=

Help fund my Ned Kelly Original Hipster Project on

Hi internet, please help me fund my new personal design project on threadless by voting and or buying a t-shirt. I only need to sell nineteen more shirts to get the project fully funded and printed. This design takes its inspiration from both the Blaxploitation poster art of the 70’s and the iconic image of Che […]

MIDWAY(ALBATROSS) a Message from the Gyre: a short film by Chris Jordan

This morning I received an email from Wally Franklin of the Oceania Project about a tragic subject that I’ve come across before – the consumption of man’s plastic waste by wildlife in the Pacific Ocean. Read the short press release below for more details or watch this beautifully crafted promotional trailer above.  Press Release MIDWAY, a Message from the […]

Geometric Pattern Book Kickstarter Project by KAPITZA

KAPITZA is a multi-disciplinary design studio run by sisters Nicole and Petra Kapitza. I’ve been following them for a while now, especially love the fonts they produce. They are putting together a new pattern book called Geometric Two, a brilliant reference for any studio, full of luscious shapes and colours offering a superb source of inspiration for all […]

Adobe Certified Expert Exams – A Study Guide

Over the last few years, I have been approached by several professional designers that were about to embark on the path of becoming an Adobe Certified Expert. Most have come seeking advice on the details of preparing for an Adobe Certification exam, with a few also enquiring as to the real-world benefits of being a certified expert. […]

Adobe Certified Expert in Dreamweaver CS6

It took a little longer than the estimated twelve months to get there, and with more than a few new website projects under my belt, I have finally become an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Dreamweaver CS6. With a passing score of 98% it would seem to appear that the last few years of work on real world projects have […]

Adobe Certified Design Master

Over the last two years I have been working tirelessly towards a dream of becoming an Adobe Certified Expert in the Creative Suite print based applications: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat. In September last year this dream was finally realized and by doing so I was automatically enrolled and certified as an Adobe Design Master and […]